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Seilevel is rebranding under a new name: ArgonDigital

Seilevel, Blue Fish Group, and Requirements Experts came together over the last few years, and our identity became unnecessarily complicated. It was time to find a name that was more fitting. Starting today, we have a new name and a new look. Let me introduce you to ArgonDigital! We make …

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Ignore tasks, focus on decisions.

We all have our reasons for using a piece of software. Maybe it makes staying in touch easier, maybe it helps organize, or for that matter, make us money, maybe it’s just fun to interact with…whatever those reasons may be, the drive to get things done is not, and cannot …

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Pick A Side: How to handle sprint carry over

In my previous post, I highlighted the other side of the “Done” contract, by looking at what happens when sprint teams “Carry Over” unfinished user stories from one sprint to another. In this post, I will cover three possible options for tracking and managing unfinished stories, with an emphasis on how this would …

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Sprint Carry-Over: An Agile Team’s Dirty Little Secret

What does “Done” mean, really? Working on an Agile project is really an exercise in honesty and self-reflection; if your team can’t predictably complete its work, can’t progress through each of its sprints; it’s safe to assume each of your team’s releases will be equally unpredictable. And here lies the …

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Visualizing data in the RAW

During the search for a better, easier ways to create images to represent software concepts, I’ve come across a few tools that do a good job creating basic, official-looking graphs. Many of these tools offer teaser trials in hopes of inducing you to buy a full featured version. Not so …

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What Business Analysts can learn from Bar Rescue?

Have you ever watched the Spike network hit TV show Bar Rescue? In the show, the host John Taffer goes to underperforming bars and turns them around. Each episode shows a struggling bar being transformed by a common remodeling trend: new bar design, new menus, new drinks, new name, etc. …

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Industry vs. Academia: Making Amends at REFSQ11

Some time ago, one of my fellow bloggers commented on the some of the tensions between so-called “industry” and “academia”.   An oversimplified description of the tension goes something like this: industry folk tend to believe that those in academia lack perspective on the work actually being performed outside of what …

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Seilevel Blog Maintenance

We experienced some major problems with our seilevel.com and our blog  this weekend. We had issues with all of the blog posts from May 23rd to-date  and we lost all of the wonderful comments that were associated with those posts. If you would like to resubmit your comment please do so. …

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